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Senior Clinical Pharmacist

Barts Health NHS Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 per annum inc
Closing date
24 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Full time (37.5 hours a week including late rota, weekend commitments and back-up on call)

Do you want to join an award-winning department that puts clinical pharmacists at the forefront of medicines optimisation and patient care?

The Pharmacy Department at Barts Health covers a population of 2.5 million. We provide medicines management and medicines optimisation services from our four hospital sites across North East London.

We are looking for a motivated and dynamic pharmacist to join the renal pharmacy team at Barts Health. You will work closely with medical and nursing staff and the wider multidisciplinary team on a wide range of medicines optimisation matters, and to ensure standardisation of medicine policies and procedures wherever appropriate.

You will also be expected to contribute to the research agenda working with staff across the Pharmacy department and student placements.

For further information or to organise an informal visit please contact:

Sophie Broad, Lead Renal Pharmacist 02032460134

Tia Shillingford-Cox, Highly Specialist Renal Pharmacist

Closing date: The vacancy will be on NHS jobs for 2 weeks

Interviews to be held 8 days after the advert closes on NHS jobs, candidates will be given at least 7 days' notice of their interview

Main duties of the job

The post holder will carry out the full range of duties as the Specialist Pharmacist in renal and urology to deliver patient focused, quality care, based at the Royal London Hospital.

They will promote the responsible, safe and cost-effective prescribing of medicines within renal and urology to optimise clinical outcomes, minimise adverse reactions and improve medicines safety.

The job description is not intended to be exhaustive and it is likely that duties may be altered from time to time in the light of changing circumstances and after consultation with the post-holder. The post holder might be required to work across the Trust at any time throughout theduration of their contract, which may entail travel and working at a different hospital site.

About us

Barts Health is one of the largest NHS trusts in the country, and one of Britain's leading healthcare providers.

The Barts Health group of NHS hospitals is entering an exciting new era on our improvement journey to becoming an outstanding organisation with a world-class clinical reputation. Having lifted ourselves out of special measures, we now have the impetus and breathing space to chart a fresh course in which we are continually striving to improve all our services for patients.

Our vision is to be a high-performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation, and providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in east London and beyond. That means being a provider of excellent patient safety, known for delivering consistently high standards of harm-free care and always caring for patients in the right place at the right time. It also means being an outstanding place to work, in which our WeCare values and behaviours are visible to all and guide us in how we work together.

We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge required. For both documents, please view the attachment/s below.

Person Specification



  • MPharm or equivalent
  • Registered as a pharmacist with the GPhC
  • Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy / Pharmacy Practice or equivalent


  • Independent prescribing qualification



  • Post-registration experience in an acute hospital based clinical post.
  • Experience working as part of a multi-disciplinary team to provide patient care
  • Experience of undertaking research, quality improvement or audit projects


  • Experience of leading or supervising practice research or audit
  • Experience of providing evaluated information on drug expenditure
  • Experience of being involved in managing medication incidents
  • Expierience managing patients with renal disease



  • Demonstrates sound clinical knowledge
  • Knowledge of drug and therapeutics at Diploma level or equivalent
  • Understanding of clinical governance and clinical risk management
  • Awareness of current national standards, guidelines and service delivery issues
  • Understanding of GPhC Revalidation requirements
  • Knowledge of medicines management systems at ward level
  • Up to date knowledge of legislation relevant to pharmacy practice, e.g. controlled drugs, Health and Safety at Work
  • Understanding of stock control systems
  • Understanding of the pharmaceutical care needs
  • Knowledge of Safe and Secure Handling of Medicines requirements
  • Understanding of the importance of adherence to SOPs and legislation
  • Demonstrates a good understanding of patient safety initiatives



  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Be able to influence senior medical staff, the multidisciplinary team and management teams
  • Able to motivate self and others
  • Be able to implement and manage change
  • Able to complete documentation accurately with attention to detail
  • Able to accurately follow written procedures under pressure
  • Demonstrates numeracy skills and ability to perform accurate, complex calculations
  • Organisation and prioritisation of workload and meet deadlines
  • Able to solve difficult and ambiguous problems by advanced reasoning and sound technical judgment
  • Design delivery of training and review
  • Skills to undertake training delivery and review to a wide range of trainees
  • Ability to identify, assess and manage risks
  • IT literate and able to use Microsoft Office Programs, e.g., Excel, Word, and pharmacy computer systems
  • Ability to provide clinical supervision to pharmacy technicians in accordance with professional standards for pharmacy technicians
  • Ability to present information concisely and clearly
  • Able to communicate complex information effectively to all health and care professionals, colleagues, patients and their loved ones



  • DBS - Enhanced check with a check of the barred lists required as patient facing and may interact with adults / children
  • Leads by example, promoting the Bart's Health and Pharmacy values
  • Models, and can encourage others in being innovative in finding ways of improving the quality of services


  • Member of Royal Pharmaceutical Society
  • Member of Renal Pharmacy Group

Employer details

Employer name

Barts Health NHS Trust


Royal London Hospital


E1 1FR

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